Showing posts with label celebrity legs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebrity legs. Show all posts

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Celebrity Secrets for Red Carpet Legs - Tria Laser 4X

Awards season is over but we saw a lot of celebrities stepping out onto the red carpet in dresses with thigh high slits. Angelina Jolie  sparked the trend last year at the Oscars when she thrust her right leg out of her Versace gown and it's been officially dubbed as "Leg Bombing" 

Leg slit Golden Globes

There is certainly no shortage of leggy stars in Hollywood, and as with most things, getting gorgeous legs usually comes with a high price tag and tons of help. I am always searching for secrets to share with you that you can do all on your own and so I'm happy to tell you about the new Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X that just launched in January. That's right you can get smooth and sexy hair free legs at home for a fraction of price of laser hair removal and pull off your own leg bomb!

The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, is the first and only FDA cleared device for at home laser hair removal.  It's uses the same technology found in doctor's offices with permanent results. The best part? You can use it in the privacy of your own home and it's safe enough to use even on your face.

In a doctor's office you would usually pay up to a $1000 to treat one area of your body for permanent laser hair removal and return for at least 6 visits!  Like everything in life that's worth having, it does take a little effort ...  with the Tria Laser it's recommend to use it 10 minutes, once a week for 3 months at the highest setting you can.

You should know that laser hair removal generally only works on brown or black body hair. There is a sensor on the bottom of the Tria device that will automatically unlock if your skin tone is safe to use it on. Lighter hair, gray and sometimes red usually does not contain enough pigment to absorb laser light. Even professional laser hair removal systems that are used in medical clinics are not effective on these hair colors. 

Watch my red carpet beauty segment from AZ midday here:

As in the infamous words of ZZ Top .... 

You might also like my post about how to get the "LEGS FOR DAYS" look {HERE}.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

How to Make Your Legs Look Longer - Tips to Looking Thinner

Want to look like you have legs for days? 
Wearing heels is an obvious choice, but there are a few other tricks to gaining longer, more enviable legs that you should know about!

A self tanner can sculpt your legs, hide bruises and highlight muscle tone when you apply more to the areas where there is definition. Using a second layer along the sides of your thighs will make your legs look thinner because anything darker recedes and that rule works for legs too!

Using a shimmer stick or highlighter  from your thigh all the way down your shin to your foot is one of the easiest, quickest ways to making your legs look instantly longer and leaner. Why does this work? When you highlight a straight line down your leg the eye is immediately drawn to it and will follow the long line. Instant length via a visual trick, especially when combined with contouring the outer leg.

One of my favorite products to use for this trick is a bronzer, sort of a cross between a self tanner and highlighter:
Nar's Body Glow ($59)

Crossing your legs when seated is a comfortable way to relax but take a tip from celebrities who show off their legs beautifully when they are sitting for an interview. Cross your legs and tuck the top leg slightly behind the calf of the other leg to accentuates the calf muscle.

If your legs are a little bigger than you wish, wear a hem line that ends at the thinnest part of your leg - that way people will just assume that the rest of your leg is thin too, but it's best if the hem hits somewhere just above your knee ... anything longer cuts your legs off and visually shortens your leg.

Wearing the right clothes comes into play so choose pinstriped pants, any vertical lines will make your legs appear longer. Always hem your pants to cover the heel. Again, we want the eye to continue downward as long as we can when someone looks at us which is why the monochromatic way always works - matching your hem line whether it's a pant of skirt to your heel. This is why you see so many celebrities wearing nude colored shoes - matching their skin tone to give the illusion of a longer leg.

Wear pants and shoe in same color - models off duty
I am 5'9", blessed with naturally long legs and I wear heels all the time, but not because I want to be taller! People aren't attracted to you because you are tall, in fact science says men are more attracted to women that look fertile i.e. sexy, not imposingly tall. Heels lengthen the legs for sure, but they also point the toes downward making them look more graceful (think ballerina). Heels force you to use different muscles when you walk, making your butt stick out and arching your back, pushing your chest forward. Yep - pretty darn sexy!  

What type of heel should you choose? Pointed or open toe shoes are best with an open top, otherwise known as a low vamp (cleavage for your feet!), because the goal is to see more of your foot extending the visual length of your leg ... which is why nude or skin colored shoes are best where there is no transition between skin and shoe giving you at least another 5 inches of visual leg. A square or rounded toe will have the opposite effect. If your calves are bigger stay away from spiked thin heels. Towering heels will make you look wobbly and unbalanced drawing attention to your calf. And you should try to avoid wearing anything with an ankle strap as it will make your legs look stubby. When in doubt always go simple. Having alot of straps or embellishments can make your foot look bulky and take away from the illusion of a leaner leg.

You might also like these posts:
Models off duty uniform: Click {HERE}
How to look skinnier in your photos:  Click {HERE}

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